Category: peak season

2018 Black Friday and Cyber Monday: The Numbers Are In

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Slow cookers are in. Big-screen TVs are out. Plus, this was the first Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM) weekend since the iconic Toys R Us closed up shop. Here’s our annual recap of what went down during the biggest shopping weekend of the year. T-Minus 4 weeks until 2019, but who’s counting? Consumers are racing […]

Why Legacy Retailers Are Thinking More Like Startups

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From in-store VR technology to flexible delivery options, legacy retailers are adopting more cutting-edge solutions to bring end-to-end structural flexibility to their supply chain and improve customer experiences. Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. If we haven’t already, most of us will spend more time shopping over the course of the next few weeks than we […]

Omnichannel Fulfillment: How Retailers are Optimizing for the Holidays

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The holidays are right around the corner and customer expectations have never been higher. How are retailers using omnichannel fulfillment to prepare for the 2018 holiday season? Customer data is critical, especially in terms of Q4 planning. Retailers need to know what we buy, when we buy, and notably, where and how we buy. With […]

A Thing of Beauty: Scalable, Flexible eCommerce Fulfillment

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The world of cosmetics is a personal one. Whether it’s a staple item, or something new a shopper wants to try, having it available as quickly as possible is a must. When eCommerce is the sole selling channel, ease of ordering, price, and cost of shipping are as paramount as the quality of products being […]

You Can’t Sell on Amazon if Your Products Are Out of Stock

Amazon is driven by the goal of being the most customer-centric organization on the planet. To achieve this, they offer thousands of goods to be delivered within a two-day window—and, their delivery promise is reliable. However, they did not implement a world-class supply chain strategy overnight. According to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, they have […]

2017 Black Friday & Cyber Monday: A Look So Far

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We’re nearly through the holidays and the apex is fast approaching (we can’t believe it’s already here either). While there won’t be a comprehensive look at holiday spend until after the new year, here’s a list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday stats so far. One this is clear: it’s shaping up to be a […]

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

The holidays are coming. Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. Predicting where your highest demand will be this holiday season can feel like solving a Rubik’s cube blindfolded. Will your […]

Sufficiently “Primed”? What We Can Learn from Amazon Prime Day

Tuesday of last week (July 11) was Amazon Prime Day—a holiday that single-handedly accounts for Amazon’s biggest sales day of the year. After running its third annual Prime Day, it’s clear the Amazon-specific holiday is only getting smarter and gaining traction for boosting sales in retail’s second-slowest month of the year. Amazon Prime Day began […]

Win Q4: Make Fulfillment Your Secret Weapon

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The 2016 holiday season brought in more than $1 trillion in sales for retailers. For many, it’s the biggest time of the year and accounts for up to 30% of annual sales. And, the 2017 holidays are right around the corner. For eCommerce retailers, holiday success comes down to two departments: Marketing and Logistics. Your […]

Season’s Greetings! (Fulfillment) Plans for the Holidays?

We know it’s only April, and we’ve only just started the second quarter of 2017, but for the supply chain the planning has already begun. Q4 is just around the corner. Are you prepared to manage the demands of your busiest season? ‘Tis the season to start thinking about the holidays and your end-of-year strategy. […]

// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results